Deck the halls with boughs of holly {cupcakes}!

 Deck the halls with boughs of holly....fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.  Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la.  What the lyrics don't tell you is that all that decking of the halls takes time, lots of time. Those Christmas celebrations fill the calendar to the max, Christmas card duty hangs over your head like a brick, and the "gay apparel" is one load too many. Then cookies ... [ read more... ]

Christmas Tree Meringues

There's one thing I can always be sure of.  My "to make" list, will never ever ever end. It seems like every time I make one treat... it brings to life a new idea or two, or three even! These little Christmas trees came to my mind when I made these candy corn meringues back in October. As I was piping the candy corns out I thought wow, these would make super cute Christmas trees! Just a change ... [ read more... ]

Christmas Swirly Cookies

Back in October I posted some really fun Halloween swirly cookies. I really loved making them, they were so bright, fun, and easy! They quickly became one of my most popular posts as they shot around the web.  As soon as I made them I really wanted to try some out in Christmas colors...and here they are! Aren't they fun?! So bright and cheery :) Traditional red and green would be just as ... [ read more... ]

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes With Peppermint Marshmallow Frosting

Hey guys, today I'm crazy busy getting ready to head home tomorrow! We haven't been home in a year and we are so excited. So I'll keep it short and sweet...and it doesn't get much sweeter then cupcakes. So today I'm sharing hot cocoa cupcakes with peppermint marshmallow icing! I have about a dozen hot cocoa treat ideas on my list for this winter. We seriously drink hot cocoa on a daily basis ... [ read more... ]

Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes

Hey there! Yesterday I shared some pumpkin pie sugar cookies, and today I'm back with the rest of dinner. (dessert should always go first right?) These are definitely some of the most fun cupcakes I've ever made...I think I have a slight major adoration for making foods that look like other foods...weird I know. I actually first made a set of these last year, but I wanted to remake and share them ... [ read more... ]

Fondant Turkey Toppers

Hey there! I hope everybody had a fantastic and sweet Halloween. Are all you mommas enjoying your candy tax, you know the 10 percent you get for taking them door to door collecting candy? The hubs enforces that rule strictly ;). My kiddos had a total blast last night but now the littles can’t seem to figure out why they were allowed to collect all that candy in 2 hours and not eat it all in 2 ... [ read more... ]

Swirly Halloween Cookies

Call a shrink,  I have dessert commitment issues. This weekend I was going to bake some yummy fall flavored treats...and today I was going to post all about buttercream neither of which I did. I laid everything out on the counter and even opened the can of pumpkin...but then these cookies popped in my head and I had to make them. I'm not a bit disappointed because these came out perfect! As for ... [ read more... ]

Candy Corn Meringues

I love making meringues, but these might honestly be one of my favorite things I ever made. Not only are they easy, they are inexpensive, serve a lot, and so incredibly stinking cute! Don't worry if you aren't a fan of candy corns, these light and airy cookies have a soft vanilla taste - just dressed up as candy corns. I couldn't resist layering yellow, orange, and white meringue to make these ... [ read more... ]